Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC CORINNA
SA Port statistics for the month of May 2020 are now available here
Lifestyle audits for all Transnet employees
Port of Durban using virtual technology to address port issues
An interesting book from Western Australia
Maersk fleet sets out to assist ocean and climate science
Transnet Port Terminals invests R40 million a year on youth development
Maersk and COSCO set up Mashariki service between Far East and East Africa
Cruising: Four Freds in the Firth of Forth: Video Interlude
New Alfa Laval PureSOx Express offers easy access to SOx scrubber advantages
New Konecranes reach stacker for APM Terminals Port Elizabeth
Rail accident investigations: Australia
Walvis Bay acquires its own bunker barge service
Enough is Enough – ITF acts tough over plight of trapped seafarers
2020 campaign: Seafarers are Key Workers
African countries need to seize opportunities created by US-China tensions
Mozambique authorities seize 13 trucks transporting illegal timber
Brexit trade deal: New border procedures
Coronavirus impacting on African agricultural exports
UN Secretary-General speaks out on seafarers
Lake Victoria could burst its banks more often in the future. What can be done
Transnet steps up efforts to secure fuel supply
WHARF TALK: News and Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: PACIFIC DAWN
Drill rig Deepsea Stavanger idles in Norway until SA COVID-19 restrictions are lifted
UN must persuade governments to adopt crew change protocols or risk humanitarian disaster
Call for flexibility with ship chandling at the ports
How an underwater photo led to the discovery of a tiny new seahorse species
India’s Hydrographer presented with the 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award
Cyber attack targeted Iranian Port of Shahid Rajaee
Pirate attack on general cargo ship off Nigeria coast
Two seafarers on ship in Durban Harbour test positive with COVID-19
Mobile crane catches fire at the Durban Multi-Purpose Terminal
TNPA says its efforts of decongesting the port are ‘bearing fruit’
SA port construction projects remain on hold
Cape Town Ship Society stalwart Pat Downing passes away
Burst water pipe disrupts operations at Richards Bay port
Port Statistics for the month of April 2020 are now available here
Practical measures: IMO and protection from infection advice
US$4 billion NLNG Train 7 contract awarded to Saipem JV
Jotun & Odfjell Drilling collaborate on coating application for Deepsea Stavanger
An urgent call from Shipmasters: Seafarers are feeling let down and abandoned by their Governments
Cruise ship Volendam diverts to Durban to evacuate sick crewman
Expedition ship Le Bougainville visit to Richards Bay explained
Stolt tanker Apal attacked by armed pirates off Yemen coast
COVID-19 delays commissioning of Namibia oil storage facility
Scientists successfully develop ‘heat resistant’ coral to fight bleaching
Dramatic sea rescue operation prevents maritime disaster
WHARF TALK: News & Views from along the coast
Quo Vadis: Which way forward for the cruise industry?
Car maker BMW will resume exports from South Africa
Hapag-Lloyd 2020 Q1: A decent start despite coronavirus pandemic
COVID-19 related lay-ups contribute to Q1 loss for Wilhelmsen Holding ASA
Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight service: Further boost from container shipping re-routeings

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: LA TONDA
Possible boarding and kidnapping from ship in Luba anchorage
Bunker One strengthens bunker fleet in West Africa
Need for crew changeovers is of utmost urgency, says IMO
NSRI Port Elizabeth evacuate patient from ship passing South Africa
Kenya’s Rift Valley Railway gets a second chance
Global study reveals mismatch between land and seafloor debris
MSC grants go to South African fisheries & research projects
Wharf Talk: shipping and port activities around the coast
Filipino seafarer airlifted to hospital from bulker off KZN coast
Hapag-Lloyd adjusts rotation of worldwide services
Pemba Port logistics base takes shape
COVID-19 Accelerates adoption of technology-enabled Smart Cities approach
COVID-19 hand sanitizer safety warning
Saldanha’s Oiltanking MOGS takes its first shipment of crude oil
News from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
Rwanda tightens controls over trucks arriving at borders
Nigerian port concessionaires dig deep to fight COVID-19
Contract signed to construct pier and landing facility at Mozambique’s Palma
Workers evacuated from FPSO Serpentina offshore Equatorial Guinea
Reports of changes and new appointments within Transnet divisions
NSRI called out to perform offshore medical evacuations
USNS Comfort returns to Norfolk, Virginia
Abundant grain harvest means sufficient staple grain supply
Mozambique claims successes in dealing with Islamic insurgents
Piracy: Crew kidnapped offshore of Libreville, Gabon
Maersk Line-operated Santa Catarina sets new Port Maputo container record
ExxonMobil Rovuma LNG project slows down due to COVID-19 & low oil prices
ICS call on ships horns to be heard: watch and listen
USN and RN exercise in Arctic waters
Exports of SA’s citrus to Japan and China well underway  
Transaid: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa  
Pirates raid products tanker Vemahope, kidnap 10 seafarers 

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: JONAS OLDENDORFF
Veecraft awarded tender to build new Transnet workboats
Hapag-Lloyd voids sailings on Middle East India Express (MIAX) service
Escalation in Islamist terror attacks in northern Mozambique
APM Terminals Nigeria supports country’s COVID-19 response
Four new RTGs for Guinean Port of Conakry
Video film of RMS Transvaal Castle sailing to South Africa
WFP Chief warns of hunger pandemic as COVID-19 spreads
Pacific International Line (PIL) introduces enhancement
ONE reports on port terminal operations in South Africa
Autonomous Port of Douala lays out plans for the future
You are not alone. You are not forgotten. – IMO Kitack Lim to seafarers
Cameroon’s Kribi port cargo volumes up 17 per cent
Drugs seized from smuggler’s dhow in Pemba Bay sold by crooked cops
Clear your cargo please says GPHA, restrictions on movements don’t apply
DP World Launches Worldwide Digital Platforms
Nigerian Ports Authority orders further 14-day suspension of terminal demurrage fees
Bio-UV Group’s BWTS technology adapted to kill coronavirus on surfaces
Port of East London open and handling essential commodities
Horn of Africa News: Puntland bans cross-border trucking; Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Somalia livestock
Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway 90% complete, says Federal Government
Tazara suspends cross-border passenger rail operations due to COVID-19 concerns
Financial support for England’s fishing businesses: Coronavirus, Domestic Fisheries Policy
Transnet makes personal protective equipment (PPE) donation
Customs & ports urged to maintain flow of critical goods during pandemic
USS Porter enters the Black Sea
Stevedore dies in accident at Walvis Bay
Half the crew of French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle test positive with COVID-19
Master of Hamburg Süd ship killed by his crew
Pirates board container ship Tommi Ritscher outside Cotonou

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: NYK PAULA
Pirates board container ship Tommi Ritscher outside Cotonou
Port Terminals to reopen to help decongest the ports, mining also reopens with conditions
Port Statistics for the month of March 2020 are now available here
ExxonMobil’s Rovuma LNG production may be postponed to 2030
Namdock adds ballast water treatment systems to its offering
Tanzania government provides US$4.322 million for TAZARA
Wildoceans launches project to stop plastic entering ports: Durban Bay becomes pilot port
Nigeria’s Shippers Council concerned over lower port revenues
Tanzanian road transporters anticipate cargo decline
Port of Beira shows increase in cargo volumes
audi Ports Authority and Saudi Global Ports accord
Ghana reports cargo traffic in ports unaffected by COVID-19 restrictions
IMO and Port State Control inspection: Authorities set pragmatic approach to support global supply chain
SAMSA vows tough action against abuse on board ships in SA waters
Jihadist terrorists attack Mozambique’s Quirimba Island
Tanzania keeps borders open & Dar es Salaam to maintain port services
Fifth anniversary for world’s first methanol-powered ship, Stena Germanica
COVID-19 exit and recovery strategy — The message: Keep European ports going
Economic Impact of Port of Durban Delays
Four new straddle carriers arrive for Cape Town Container Terminal
HMS Audacious arrives at her home port
Cruise ship Greg Mortimer crippled by the coronavirus bug
In these waters: The US helping keep them and us safe
Ardent Americas taken over by Royal Boskalis Westminster NV

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HSL PARATY
COVID-19 IMO SG briefing
Cruise ships wrap up Southern African calls, yet others en route
A joint open letter to United Nations Agencies from the global maritime transport industry
SAMSA outlines measures to curb spread of Covid 19 by ships and crew
TNPA spells out the effects of new port regulations
Crude oil tanker Advantage Sky to be auctioned
Kalmar wins contract to supply Dar es Salaam port with six RTGs
South Africa cruise season comes to sudden end
WSU researcher combats pollution in Antarctica
TNPA acts on new Ministerial Regulations
Bevy of maritime postponements including Posidonia
The 14th IALA Symposium is postponed
MSC ship banned from UAE ports over sulphur violations
Mombasa port taking strain from global crisis
SA Port statistics for the month of February 2020 are now available here
AP Moller replaces Apapa MD over port congestion
Fairplay Towage Group starts a new service in the Canary Islands
Paddling with dolphins off Durban’s Golden Mile
COVID-19: Two ships under investigation in Cape Town
MSC Cruises cancels balance of South Africa cruise season involving MSC Orchestra
Southern Engineering Co Ltd (SECO) launches two cargo barges, destined for Tanga port, Tanzania
Dti calls for the finalisation of AfCFTA tariff schedules
Kenya’s first locally assembled Mahindra rolled out
IFAN calls on owners to pay their way on navigation dues: Arabian Gulf/Persian Gulf
Namport details precautionary measures against coronavirus
Question marks as cruise ships visit South Africa
Cruise sector reeling from coronavirus impact
Another huge shipment of sheep planned for East London
Victoria Falls: The EU’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission processes images
IMO closes its doors, postpones meetings over coronavirus

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: COSCO BOSTON
IMO closes its doors, postpones meetings over coronavirus
NPA moves to cancel APM Terminals Apapa concession: negative report on Lagos terminal delays
Development of Hydrography: UK Government and Southern Africa and Islands
Mozambique government prepares to concession Quelimane Fishing Port and Dry Dock
Ice Exercise ICEX 2020 commences
Transnet continues to battle with cable theft: Freight rail corridors badly hit
US suspends all travel from Europe due to Coronavirus
National Treasury invites scrap metal export comment
Alewijnse to install electrics on new Debmarine diamond recovery ship
Southern Engineering Co Ltd (SECO) launches two cargo barges, destined for Tanga port, Tanzania
Chinese Exim Bank rejects Uganda SGR loan request
Ghanaian private sector looks to enhance trade & business environment
ClassNK launches cyber security training (e-learning)
Malaysia bans all cruise ships from its ports
Transnet lays out action plan to monitor coronavirus
Nile River cruise vessel under quarantine with 171 tourists and crew
789 million tonnes of iron ore exports for Liberia’s Port Buchanan
Total says work is well underway for the processing of gas in Mozambique
Bolloré Transport & Logistics in joint venture with CLS Logistics in Ethiopia
Crew of pirated vessel Alpine Penelope released
US State Dept advises Americans against travelling on cruise ships
Cruise Lines’Latest: Enhanced screening measures
IHMA Hobart Congress rescheduled: Postoned until October
Global tank container fleet reaches 652,350 units
Winds batter Western Cape, shipping heads out to sea
Landmark deep-sea mission to boost ocean action
Port News: Cleanup in Durban Bay
Port News: Fishing for charity at PE
IMO postpones meetings due to COVID-19
Dakuku Peterside fired as head of NIMASA by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
Chinese ship Huanghai Glory pirated 84 n.miles south of Lagos

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: San Christobal
IMO postpones meetings due to COVID-19
Dakuku Peterside fired as head of NIMASA by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
Chinese ship Huanghai Glory pirated 84 n.miles south of Lagos
Ship highjacking of MT Minerva Virgo in progress south of Cotonou
Saldanha takes delivery of two new mobile ship loaders for MPT
Is the time right for a single currency in West Africa?
Second SAECS ship to skip Cape Town owing to adverse weather
First case of Coronavirus reported in South Africa
Sale of Ghana’s Anadarko operation to Total SA underway
MSC Opera on Coronavirus alert, passengers remain on board in Piraeus
US Navy destroyer USS Carney to call at Cape Town this month
New jihadist terror attack near Mocimboa da Praia
Namport and Port Maritime de Dunkerque enter into MoU with Agence Française de Développement
Positive results on the back of strong volumes: Grindrod annual report
Port of Lüderitz sees significant increase in cargo throughout
312-km Congo – Cameroon highway completed
Walvis Bay Container Terminal passes six months with record throughout
Port of Douala’s IHC Beaver 50 dredger enters service
Nigerian Safety Authority (NIMAS) establishes online ship registry
Cruise line association speaks out on COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Weather forces SAECS container service to skip Cape Town on next southbound call
Successful Mossel Bay dredging programme completed
Shipowners and operators face detention of ships from 1 March under IMO rule
Final group of crew members leave Diamond Princess
US 2nd Fleet conducts NAVEUR convoy exercise in the Atlantic
Another diesel pipeline theft: 15 suspects nabbed
NSPCA loses livestock case in High Court
ICHCA and ABTO announce future collaboration: Global voice on safety strengthened
Africa Energy signs farmout agreements for Block 2B offshore South Africa
Brazilian Navy patrol ship Amazonas visits Walvis Bay on short visit
Cable Restorer takes on list overnight in Simon’s Town  
APMT West Africa Container Terminal orders 20 RTGs from Konecranes   
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2019

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HSL PARATY
Namport marks 15 years of ISO Management systems accreditations
Some week end views and news briefs
Port Statistics for the month of October 2019 are now available here
Six Tanzanians executed by terrorists near Mozambique border
Pyrolusite imported through the Port of Walvis Bay
AfCFTA implementation presents opportunities for BRICS investment: Ramaphosa
Africa Investment Forum 2019: MOU brings good news for Africa’s rail networks
Damen Shipyards supplies three FCS Patrol Vessels for Nigeria’s SR Platforms
CMA CGM takes part in Madagascar International Transport Logistics & Handling Fair
Grimaldi names first of seven new car carriers Grande Torino
European Union gives backing to AfCFTA
Carnival Horizon: Manhattan Cruise Terminal Pier 88 / 90: NTSB Report
Kumba lowers its iron ore export outlook
SASDock floating dock transfers to East London
Dredgers ITALENI & ISANDLWANA go to work in Port of Cape Town
ITF calls for urgent regional cooperation to tackle rising piracy in Gulf of Guinea
Mixed results in Transnet’s interim half-year results
IMO launches online tool to smooth ship reporting formalities
DHL subsidiary Saloodo! launches first international digital road freight platform in Africa
Russian and Chinese naval ships gather at Cape Town ahead of Exercise Mosi
Transnet donation provides for squint eye surgery to young children
USN in these waters
Remembrance 2019
Namdock secures significant Angolan Navy maintenance contract
Introduction to PEMA: Port Equipment Manufacturers Association
Danish bunker specialist Monjasa opens bunker service in Angola
MSC Cruises becomes first global cruise line with carbon neutral operations
Total appoints Shearwater GeoServices for further seismic survey of Brulpadda site

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: ALBATROS
Wave energy comes a step closer in Portugal
Mossel Bay Garden Route Port Festival lines up for this weekend
MOU signed for Transnet Intermodal Terminal Facility at Limpopo Eco-Industrial Park
Mozambique government authorised to pay Ematum tuna company debt
Stena Estrid successfully completes sea trials
UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2019
PE Car Terminal bucks the economy, breaks records
Privinvest (Ematum) trial begins in New York
Mombasa ferries dubbed as Death Traps
Projecting sea power
SA Finance Minister announces cost-cutting measures
Cyclone KYARR 04A in Arabian Sea tracking towards Somali coast
Terrorists stage ambush — 20 Mozambique security forces & five Russians killed
Orca-1 major gas discovery offshore Mauritania
Commitment to business in Ghana: the Kosmos Innovation Centre
Beira fishing port completes renovation following cyclone damage
Dredgers arrive to begin maintenance of Maputo port channels
WMO-IMO symposium addresses extreme maritime weather. 23-25 October. A major contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)
Four Inland Dry Ports proposed for Mozambique’s Manica province
Russia suggests Industrial Development Zones for Mozambique & Namibia
Port of Mombasa to modernise four berths
Namport and WBCG reach out to international stakeholders
News from the US Fifth Fleet in the Western Indian Ocean
Fred Olsen’s Boudicca becomes first cruise ship to use new Walvis Bay jetty
Rwanda Inland Dry Port inaugurated at Kigali
How IMO perfects efficient port management
NSRI Table Bay kept busy with evacuations of patients from ships at sea
NATO Operation Sea Guardian conducts focused security patrol in the Mediterranean
Another go-ahead agreement on new port at Lekki
Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF): Cape Town hosts the 8th Regional Conference 28-31 October
Cruise Season 2019/20 sets sail at SA ports

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